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A Beginner's Guide to Dental Content Marketing
By Sherri Ledbetter on August 18, 2021

Content marketing, sometimes referred to as inbound marketing, is when a business offers helpful content to attract potential customers. When you offer engaging, problem-solving content,...

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How-To

School Is In: Choosing a Dental Hygiene Program

You’ve done your research. You weighed the pros against the cons. You’ve imagined what your future life will be like. And you made the commitment to become a dental hygienist.You may...

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Guide: How to Clean and Sterilize a Corded Dental Hygiene Handpiece
By Sherri Ledbetter on June 15, 2021

No dental professional wants to interrupt a procedure because a handpiece fails to do its job. That’s why it's important to regularly clean and sterilize corded handpieces. Correct...

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How-To, Patient Care, Preventive Care

Fluoride Varnish Acceptance: How to Get Patients from 'No' to 'Yes'
By Jasmine Williams, RDH, BSDH, MHA on April 30, 2021

As dental hygienists, many of us have had countless conversations with patients about in-office fluoride treatment recommendations. Usually the conversation goes something like this:...

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How-To, Infection Control

Guide: How to Clean and Disinfect a Cordless Hygiene Handpiece
By Sherri Ledbetter on April 2, 2021

Minimizing the risk of infection is critical to proper dental care. Even with a barrier sleeve, your dental handpiece can become contaminated with oral flora and debris. Now, more than...

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Does Your Disinfectant Kill COVID-19? How to Find Out
By Young Dental on March 27, 2020

If you’ve ever looked closely at a disinfectant product label, you may notice a very long – and very specific – list of microorganisms it’s proven to disinfect. So when a new pathogen...

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Neck and Shoulder Stretches for Dental Hygienists [Download]
By Young Dental on November 20, 2019

Have a minute between patients? Waiting for the autoclave to finish up? Do your neck and shoulders a favor with a few of these quick exercises.Scroll down to view the exercises or ...

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Could Your Neck Use a Break? Tips for Avoiding a Common RDH Injury
By Young Dental on November 13, 2019

Have you ever caught yourself falling out of your basic clock positions, or craning your neck just to peek at the distal of #2? If you nodded yes and felt a little twinge of pain in your...

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How-To, Patient Care, Advice

4 Ways to Squeeze in OHE During a Busy Day
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on November 4, 2019

When a hygiene day gets busy and time gets short, some things have to give … and usually the first thing to go is oral hygiene education, or OHE.But, in reality, OHE is one of the most...

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How-To, Advice

Simple Tips for a Smooth Hygiene Appointment
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on October 18, 2019

We’ve all had tricky days in the dental office. Looking for simple tricks to help your day go a bit better and keep your schedule on track (well, at least as much as you can)? Here are a...

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